The Sherborne Open returns for 2024

This year in partnership with Sherborne Arts, we are looking to add fringe events including demonstrations and workshop days.

Dates for your diary

The exhibition will run from Sat 20th July to Sun 28th 2024.

Hand-in days will be Friday 12th (1-6pm) and Saturday 13th July (10am-1pm).

Collections on Sunday 28th, 2.30-4pm

As with last year, entry in advance will be open mid May, via the Sherborne Arts website (fast-track) or enter on the hand-in days.

Make sure you’re signed up to the email list to receive updates and reminders.

We look forward to seeing you. If you’d like to get involved with the exhibition, please get in touch.

The Show

Open to all, the juried art exhibition celebrates the wealth and variety of visual arts in the region. as well as showcasing some of the outstanding accomplishments of artists on our doorstep.

Over 400 exhibits are for sale and the entrance is free. There is good Disabled Access and Pay and Display Parking beside the Hall.

Fringe Events

This year Sherborne Arts is planning fringe events to complement the exhibition experience. More details soon.


If you would like to volunteer to help hang and steward the exhibition, please email us:

The open exhibition would like to thank our main sponsors, Patson Hill Farm Sporting Club, for their generous support.

Entry categories and fees:

Work for display. 2D or sculpture.     £10 each. Maximum of 3 entries

Folio work. Unframed work mounted or on board shown in browsers.  £4 each. Maximum of 3 entries

Entry fees now include membership.

Commission of 25% on sold works.

All are welcome to enter. Works will be chosen by a panel of three selectors (tba), on the basis of quality, interest, originality, and representing the region.

Exhibition Terms

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Enter Artwork

Online entry opens mid May

Click here to complete the online entry form. Opens in new browser tab.

Printable form

Printable form and blank labels for processing on the day.